Eagles to recover from recent loss

Kevin Gregan

This week Georgia Southern University will be playing Howard University for the first time, and with the protection from Gus the superhero, the Eagles will be victorious once again.

There’s a variety of reasons why an Eagle victory is probable. The homecoming crowd at Allen E. Paulson stadium is going to be as loud as ever and ready to cheer on the Eagles. GSU is also having a day of recognition for the 21 seniors who will retire this year.

The last time Gus assumed his alter-ego superhero form, the Eagles were victorious over Furman University 50-20 last year. GSU is expected to make another statement game this week, especially after the big loss to Appalachian State last week.

Sophomore B-back Dominique Swope has been injured the last two weeks with a concussion and is still questionable for Saturday’s game. Regardless, the Eagles have been putting up impressive rushing numbers lately. If the Eagles can sustain drives, and maintain strong blocks that lead to successful scoring drives, things are looking good.

No offense to the GSU kicker, but the Eagles must score touchdowns and not settle for field goal attempts. Howard has blocked 10 kicks this season, which is three more kicks than the Eagles have made for field goals this season.

With the Eagles running the ball well and Gus the superhero inciting a strong homecoming crowd on senior day, the Eagles will be victorious by a score of 45-17.